[NL2-NL10] Rush NL5 - AJ vs short stack

    • slashng
      slashng
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.02.2010 Posts: 63
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):
      $6.06
      BB:
      $3.15
      UTG1:
      $2.48
      UTG2:
      $8.86
      MP1:
      $3.85
      MP2:
      $2.20
      MP3:
      $5.12
      CO:
      $6.10
      BU:
      $2.00


      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, J.
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.05, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.55) 6, T, A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, MP2 raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($2.15) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $1.15, Hero calls $1.15.

      River: ($4.45) 9 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.45.

      Opp's stats: VPIP 30/PFR 0 - sample size 20

      Would you go AI against a short stack player when u hit a Top pair good kicker? his min raise on the flop sometimes can be a bluff.

      I have experience this for quite a no. of times and I think it's a 50/50 chance cos they can go all in with anything. I would like hear your advice on how to deal with this kind of players?
  • 2 replies
    • acceleration123
      acceleration123
      Gold
      Joined: 11.12.2010 Posts: 5,311
      I think this is pretty tough spot. I am not sure myself what I´d do but also I´d say you picked the worst line you could (in my humble opinion) Because either get it in on the flop or fold, no point in calling and giving him free cards and c/c turn and that kind of weird stuff.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello slashng,

      Basically when he really is such a stack then rather get it in right on flop than Call and let him see free card. He may easily do that with a draw or even weaker Ax.

      Best regards.